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High-End Estate Watches Worth Endorsing…

In the world of high-end luxury premium crafted timepieces and automobiles have very much in common. Both are considered symbols of status and prestige. They are highly coveted and revered throughout the globe and each is meticulously crafted to the luxury of every detail.

Precision crafted wristwatches like luxury automobiles also hold the distinction of holding their value over time. Hence a pre-owned estate wristwatch from Rolex, Cartier and Corum among others, depreciates little in value over time very much like a pre-owned Rolls Royce, Bentley or Jaguar.

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You do not have to look any further than the January Estate Event at The Watchery to discover an impressive collection of pre-owned and store display timepieces from the most-wanted and respected watchmakers in the world today.

Over 85 prestigious estate timepieces for men and women are featured in the event, including highly sought-after models from Rolex, Corum, Baume & Mercier, Oris, Frederique Constant, Alpina, Longines, Cartier, Tudor, Mont Blanc, Rado, Franck Muller, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Chanel and Ritmo Mundo.

Each estate watch featured in the promotion is expertly restored with original manufacturer parts and has passed a comprehensive 30-point inspection too. In addition, a comprehensive assessment of any of the watch’s exterior flaws is provided in the product description and each Estate watch at The Watchery comes with a 2-year limited warranty.

The Rolex Datejust Automatic Men’s watch is an extraordinary selection. This outstanding Swiss-made automatic men’s watch offers classic contemporary lines, right for today and always. The signature oyster case in Rolesor, a patented blend of 18K white gold and stainless steel is highly polished to a lustrous glow.

Cartier Tankissime

A magnified cyclops window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. Features include a 48-hour power reserve along with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial. A locking screw-down crown and case back provide water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Rolex Datejust Automatic Men’s watch is 36mm in diameter and 12mm thick.

Cartier Watches are in a league of their own. This pre-eminent jeweler has defined luxury watches and fine jewelry for over two centuries. Understated glamour triumphs with the Cartier Tankissime women’s watch in 18K white gold.

The graceful flowing contours features the square shaped case and matching horizontal link bracelet in 18K white gold, highly polished to a lustrous mirror-bright glow. A decorative blue sapphire cabochon-cut stone tops the octagonal shaped crown in 18K white gold.

Corum Admiral’s Cup Limited-Edition

The classic white dial features blue sapphire colored sword hands and raised black Roman numeral hour markers. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. A scratch resistant sapphire crystal covers the dial. The Cartier Tankissime women’s watch is 20mm wide and 6mm thick.

The Corum Admiral’s Cup Limited-Edition Automatic Chronograph is another exemplary Swiss-made Estate selection for men. This outstanding men’s watch features the signature Admiral’s Cup 12-sided dodecagonal shaped case in 18K rose gold with a satiny brushed finish.

The handsome black alligator strap with an 18K rose gold buckle adds to the classically elegant design. The dodecagonal-shaped black carbon fiber bezel surrounds the white dial with three sub-dials, decorative flag decals on the outer dial, luminous hands and hour markers.

Features include small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour countdown timers. Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. The Corum Admiral’s Cup Limited-Edition Automatic men’s chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 18mm thick.

Tudor Monarch II

The Tudor Monarch II women’s watch strikes a sophisticated note in 18K yellow gold and premium grade stainless steel. This Swiss-made women’s watch features the graceful contoured case in premium grade stainless steel, highly polished to a lustrous patina. The attractive vertical link bracelet in brushed stainless steel is accented with polished 18K yellow gold center links.

The unidirectional rotating bezel in premium grade stainless steel has a coin-edge rim and 18K yellow gold top ring with engraved markers. The bright white dial shines with luminous yellow gold-tone hands, a date window at the 3 o’clock hour, Arabic numeral and outlined luminous cabochon dot hour markers.

Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. A scratch resistant sapphire crystal covers the dial. The Tudor Monarch II women’s watch is 27mm in diameter and 8mm thick.

Oris Limited-Edition Audi Sport Automatic

The Oris Limited-Edition Audi Sport Automatic Chronograph is pure exhilaration on the wrist. This premium crafted Swiss-made men’s watch inspired by the German sports car features an exceptionally lightweight, extremely durable contoured round case in brushed titanium, presented on a handsome black leather strap with decorative pierced detail and a push-button deployment clasp.

The stationary tachymeter bezel in tungsten surrounds the metallic silver colored dial with a small-second countdown timer, 10-minute and 10-hour sub-dials, a date window, luminous hands and raised Arabic luminous hour markers.

An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside.  Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial. The Oris Limited-Edition Audi Sport Automatic Chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 15mm thick.

Streamlined contemporary styling triumphs with the Baume & Mercier Hamptons women’s watch. This fashionable women’s timepiece features the elongated rectangular shaped case in polished premium grade stainless steel, presented on a sumptuous light brown crocodile strap with a convenient deployment clasp closure for added security.

The integrated stationary bezel surrounds the silver-colored metallic dial with rose gold-tone sword hands and raised rose gold-tone Arabic numeral hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside for time-keeping accuracy. The Baume & Mercier Hamptons women’s watch is 27mm wide and 10mm thick.

Complimentary shipping and returns are included on all domestic watch purchases within the continental United States at TheWatchery.com.

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Luxury Watch Finds For Less…

For many of us a luxury wristwatch is more than a precision crafted timepiece. Like a fine European automobile, a high-end watch is also a symbol of success. Also like a prestigious automobile, you don’t have to purchase a costly and expensive brand new timepiece to enjoy the status and prominence of having one.

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Hermès Vintage

At TheWatchery.com our pre-owned and store display watches make owning a high-end timepiece an affordable reality. Many of today’s most highly sought-after names in luxury horology are featured in our Estate and Store Display collection, including Rolex, Cartier, Raymond Weil, Hermès , Gucci, Jaeger-LeCoutre, Baume & Mercier, Corum, Omega, Maurice Lacroix, Oris, Alpina, Bell & Ross, Chanel, Porsche Design and more.

What’s more the price tags of these prominent timepieces are considerably less than their brand-new counterparts and we at TheWatchery.com provide information regarding the condition of the watch, noting any flaws it may have, as well as if the watch comes in its original box with original paperwork.

Although an original manufacturers’ box may be appealing to look at, it may also take up too much space. I personally store my collection of watches in several lined multi-watch boxes, making it easy for me to decide which one to wear for a specific occasion. My automatic watches are stored in watch winders to keep them running optimally when not in use. Even though a watch manufacturer’s manual is necessary to have when purchasing a watch, you can easily download a copy to review on the watchmaker’s website.

The Hermès Vintage women’s watch is excellent Store Display selection. This graceful and elegant women’s strap watch features the rectangular shaped case in premium-grade stainless steel, highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. The case is presented on a crocodile-textured black leather strap with a deployment clasp buckle.

The polished stainless steel bezel looks like a belt with a stationary tongue accent on top. The chevron patterned silver-colored dial shines with polished silver-tone sword hands and raised square quarter hour markers.

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Cartier Libre Diamond

Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside. Minor scratches on the case back, a slight discoloration of a strap and slightly worn details on the strap are items to take into consideration with  Hermès watch, which is 26mm wide and 7mm thick.

Many highly coveted prestige watches are no longer in production and a pre-owned one may be your best if only option. This especially holds true with the Cartier Pre-Owned Libre Diamond watch. Beset with glamour and brilliance, this breathtaking women’s watch from the brand’s Haute Jewelry series features hundreds of shimmering round-cut diamonds, pave-set on the raised grille-design bezel in lustrous 18K white gold.

The perfectly round case in lustrous 18K white gold is presented on a white satin-facing leather strap with a tang buckle clasp. The silvery-white dial shines with polished silver-tone hands and highly stylized black Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside. Cartier Libre women’s watch is 37mm in diameter, 9mm thick and is water-resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust

Rolex is by far one of the most sought-after Pre-Owned watchmakers, since brand’s timepieces hold their value the best. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Automatic men’s watch is an exceptional choice in premium-grade stainless steel and 18K yellow gold.

The signature Tonneau-shape Oyster case in polished stainless steel is presented on the Jubilee bracelet in satin finished stainless steel with 18K polished yellow gold center links. The signature fluted 18K yellow gold surrounds the yellow gold colored dial with a cyclops date window at the 3 o’clock hour, polished gold-tone hands and raised Roman numeral hour markers.

Features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial along with a screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Rolex men’s watch is 44mm in diameter, 16mm thick and has been awarded Chronometer Certification from the esteemed COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).

Although this Rolex pre-owned watch comes in pristine condition, the bracelet on this watch is now only 7-inches long and was probably sized by the previous user and will not fit wrists any larger than 7-inches round. It is always best to take the bracelet size into consideration when purchasing a pre-owned watch, since additional bracelet links may not be readily available and the watch will only fit wrists the same size or smaller.

Each Pre-Owned and Store Display watch at TheWatchery.com  comes with a 2-year limited warranty. Each is backed by our 30-Day return policy – if you are not completely satisfied with your pre-owned watch purchase, you can return it within 30 days.

Complimentary shipping and returns are included on all domestic watch purchases within the continental United States at TheWatchery.com.

Store display watch image courtesy of Wiki Commons

Affordable Elegance…

Numerous luxury car owners share a secret they may not want to divulge : their highly covetable Porsche, Ferrari or Jaguar may be a showroom or pre-owned model. Both the pre-owned and showroom luxury car markets offer buyers more affordable options on highly desired models.

Showroom models in particular may not have the mileage, along with the wear and tear that pre-owned models may have, but they do experience some wear with customers checking the vehicles out, not to mention their exposure to everyday lighting in the showrooms. Although the savings on showroom models are considerably less than pre-owned, they are still exceptional values.

The same holds true with luxury wristwatches. Many luxury timepieces hold their prestige and value over time. In addition, both store display and pre-owned models offer substantial savings too. Store display and pre-owned watches are highlighted this week at TheWatchery.com with our Affordable Elegance Event.

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Hublot Big Pilot

Many of today’s most sought-after luxury men’s and women’s watches are featured in the promotion, including styles from Cartier, Chanel, Bell & Ross, Omega, Breitling, Gucci, Maurice Lacriox, Hublot, Bedat & Co., Bell & Ross & Oris. Each of these store display and pre-owned watches is expertly restored with original manufacturer parts and passes a comprehensive 30-point inspection.

The Hublot Big Bang Limited Edition Automatic Chronograph is an excellent choice. This store-display men’s timepiece features premium Swiss-Made craftsmanship and a contoured round case in dark blue titanium. The matching blue rubber strap has a push-button deployment clasp for added convenience.

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Cartier Pasha

The perfectly round, stationary blue ceramic bezel with screw accents frames the dark blue dial with 3 sub-dials, skeleton hands, Arabic numeral and raised hour markers. Features include a small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour register. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside. Chronograph is 44mm in diameter, 15mm thick and is water-resistant to 30 meters.

You’d expect to pay far more for the Cartier Pasha women’s watch in 18K white gold. This luxurious store-display timepiece features the signature 32mm round case in highly polished 18K white gold, presented on a genuine black alligator strap with a convenient deployment clasp buckle.

The stationary bezel surrounds the silver colored dial with blue sword hands, Arabic numeral quarter hour markers and eight diamond hour markers. The signature screw-down clasp on the crown provides water resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of time-keeping accuracy.

JAEGERLECOULTRE-Q2511410-SDThe Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso men’s watch is another distinguished choice. This store-display, Swiss-made timepiece features the rectangular shaped case in polished 18K yellow gold handsome brown alligator strap with contrasting stitched detail. The patented case rotates 180 degrees to reveal a highly polished case back.

The stationary bezel surrounds the silver-tone dial with dark blue sword hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include a sapphire crystal above the dial with water-resistance to 30 meters. Watch is 23mm wide and 7mm thick.

The Gucci 100G Diamond women’s watch is pure glamour on the wrist. This dazzling women’s store-display timepiece features the signature rectangular shaped case in premium grade stainless steel highly polished to a mirror-bright glow. The highly polished horizontal link bracelet adds to the lustrous appeal.GUCCI-YA100510-SD

Shimmering round-cut diamonds, pave-set to perfection cast a magical glow on the G-shaped, polished steel bezel. The iridescent mother-of-pearl dial shines with polished silver-tone hands. Features include a sapphire crystal above the dial and premium quartz movement for precise time-keeping accuracy. Swiss-made women’s watch is 31mm wide, 8mm thick and is water-resistant to 30 meters.

Complimentary shipping and returns are included on all domestic purchases within the continental United States at TheWatchery.com.

Think Inside The Box…

Square and rectangular shaped wristwatches evoke a both a vintage and heirloom vibe. The classic linear silhouettes on these timepieces recall the splendor and romance of models worn on the wrists during  on the early and mid 20th century.

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Cartier Tank Americaine

In fact, one of the very first wristwatches,  the Cartier Santos introduced in 1904, featured a 31mm wide square-shaped gold case on a leather strap. In 1917, Cartier followed the Santos with the Tank, an elongated, rectangular shaped timepiece modeled after Renault tanks used during World War I. Other watchmakers such as Movado and Bulova offered their own version of rectangular shaped models during the same era with the the Polyplan and Trojan timepieces respectively.

The Tank watch was so popular for Cartier at the time, that the brand registered and copyrighted the name in the early 1920’s.  In the 1940’s Swiss watchmaker Baume & Mercier offered a wider rectangular shaped gold men’s watch presented on a snakeskin strap, which would later serve as the inspiration for one of the brand’s most popular collections for men and women: The Hampton.

In the early 1970’s, TAG Heuer introduced a racing inspired chronograph The Monaco, which was worn by actor Steve McQueen in the film “Le Mans,” and brought the brand to widespread popularity throughout the globe and is still being produced 46-years later today.

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Baume & Mercier Hampton

Square and rectangular timepieces are the focus of attention at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com this week with the site’s Think Inside The Box event, featuring popular square and rectangular style watches from many of today’ leading watchmakers, including Cartier, Bell & Ross, Maurice Lacroix, Baume & Mercier, Longines, Bulova, Nixon, Egard, Michael Kors, Omega, Oris, Rado and TW Steel.

The Cartier Tank Americaine Automatic men’s watch recalls the grandeur of the brand’s Tank wristwatches from yesteryear. The elongated, tank shaped case in brushed and polished 18K yellow gold is presented on a luxurious brown crocodile strap with attractive stitched detail and the signature Cartier buckle in 18K yellow gold. The granular detailed 18K yellow gold crown is topped with a signature blue sapphire cabochon stone.

The attractive ivory dial has blue sapphire colored hands, black Roman numeral hour markers and a date calendar window at the 6 o’clock hour. This Swiss-made watch features include precision automatic movement inside and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial. Cartier watch is 27mm wide, 9mm thick and is water-resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

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Bell & Ross Aviation

The Baume & Mercier Hampton men’s timepiece offers a modern, updated look of the classic Hampton timepiece from the 1970’s. The handsome 27mm wide rectangular shaped case in premium-grade stainless steel features sleek angular contours in contrasting brushed and polished surfaces. The handsome black alligator strap with a convenient deployment clasp adds to the stylish good looks.

The attractive gunmetal dial with a lighter gray center shines with polished silver-tone hands and raised Arabic numeral hour markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. Features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet.

Modern and contemporary, the Bell & Ross Aviation Automatic men’s watch is sleek, masculine and appealing with a square-shaped case in brushed stainless steel presented on a handsome black leather strap with contrasting white stitched detail. Decorative brushed steel screw accents adorn the four corners of the perfectly square bezel.

The silvery white dial features luminous silver tone hands, Black Arabic numeral and luminous baton hour markers. This Swiss-made watch features precision automatic movement inside, a sapphire crystal above the dial and a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Bell & Ross watch is 46mm wide and 12mm thick.

Complimentary shipping and returns are included on all domestic purchases within the continental United States at TheWatchery.com.

Presidential Time…

cosTiming is everything for today’s top executives, especially when you’re one of the leaders of the free world. Today is Presidents Day across the United States. Although much attention has been paid to the moderately priced Timex and Jorg Gray wristwatches worn by recent Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton respectively, many of their predecessors knew a thing or two regarding time-keeping excellence.

A Tiffany & Co. timepiece was seen on the wrist of 32nd President Franklin Delano Roosevelt during his three terms in office as President from 1933 to 1945. Roosevelt also wore a Frankfeld Repeater Skeleton pocket watch as well.

VULCAIN-210550.280LBK (1)Harry S. Truman, who followed Roosevelt in office, wore a Universal Genève Tri-Complex chronograph watch during his years in office as well as a Vulcain Cricket Alarm watch. Truman was the first US president to start the tradition of receiving a Vulcain Swiss timepiece to commemorate his first years in office. Each President who followed Truman into office has also received a Vulcain Cricket watch from the Swiss watchmaker in honor of their presidency. Presidents Richard Nixon and George H.W. Bush have been seen wearing their Vulcain Cricket watches while in office, while many of the others have chosen not to wear them.

Prestigious watchmaker Rolex has certainly been the watch of choice for Presidents Dwight David Eisenhower,  Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan. A solid gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch was gifted to Eisenhower Rolex in 1951 to thank Eisenhower for saving Europe from the Nazi occupation, during  his stand as a US General in World War II.ROLEX-16253-PO

Kennedy was more of an admirer of Omega watches and wore a rectangular 18K gold strap model to his 1961 Inauguration. He also had Bulova and Cartier timepieces in his collection. Kennedy also received an 18K gold Rolex Date-Just in 1962 from Marilyn Monroe, with the words “Jack With Love Always From Marilyn, May 29th 1962” engraved on the back, but apparently never wore the watch.

Lyndon Johnson, the nation’s 36th President was a true watch aficionado and had premium Patek Philippe, Hamilton, Vulcain Cricket, Jaeger-LeCoulte and Rolex timepieces in his esteemed collection. The Rolex Date-Just watch Johnson wore during his years in office from 1963 -1969, was named the Rolex President’s Watch by Rolex, while the triple-link bracelet on the watch was name the Presidential bracelet as well.

ROLEX-19018-PORichard M. Nixon, who followed Johnson into office wore a Vulcain Cricket watch he gifted by the brand while Vice President under Eisenhower. Gerald R. Ford, the nation’s 38th President helped make the Pulsar Digital watch popular when he wore it in 1974. In fact, Jewelry stores were featuring pictures of Ford wearing the watch in their holiday windows during the 1974 Christmas season.

Ronald Reagan was also an admirer of Rolex watches and was seen sporting a Rolex Date-Just on a Jubilee bracelet her the two terms of his presidency from 1981-1989.

There are many prestigious Rolex timepieces to discover at luxury online retailer TheWatchery.com, including the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date  Watch in 18K yellow gold. This outstanding men’s Swiss-made automatic watch features highly prized chronometer certification by the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).

The handsome Tonneau shaped case in brushed and polished 18K yellow gold is presented on the triple-link President bracelet in 18K gold. The signature fluted bezel encircles the yellow gold colored dial with baton hands and hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar and sapphire crystal above the dial.

Complimentary delivery and returns are included on all domestic purchases within the continental United States at TheWatchery.com.

 

Cartier Estate Time Classics…

Estate timepieces are very much like premium, pre-owned automobiles. The two are highly coveted and sought-after throughout the globe. Both feature impeccable craftsmanship inside and out … and each holds their value over time.

Premium high-end Swiss-made watches in the league of Rolex, Cartier, Baume & Mercier and Chopard are well-known to hold their value over durations of time. As newer models from these brands are released with increased suggested retail selling prices, the older models appreciate in value as well.CARTIER-W20112Y1-SD

You do not have to attend an estate auction or visit an auction house anymore to acquire a prestigious estate wristwatch. Luxury online retailer TheWatchery.com makes your quest for a high-end luxury watch easily accessible with their Pre-Owned Watch Collection, featuring over 128 pre-owned and store display models from today’s most sought-after watchmakers.

Luxury estate timepieces from Rolex, Cartier, Chanel, Zenith, Oris, Chaumet, IWC, Baume & Mercier, Bell & Ross, Hamilton, Bedat & Co., Blancpain, Tissot, TAG Heuer, Bulova Accutron, Piaget and Eterna are all featured on the site at exceptional savings.

What’s more, each and every pre-owned timepiece at TheWatchery.com is expertly refurbished and restored with the original manufacturer parts and each also passes a comprehensive 30-point inspection.

The Cartier Santos 100 Automatic men’s watch in 18K yellow gold is an excellent choice. This updated, contemporary model of the classic Santos original features a larger framed case in 18K yellow gold, brushed and polished to perfection.

The raised, square 18 yellow gold bezel with signature screw detail frames the classic white dial with blue outlined skeleton hands and black Roman numeral hour markers. The octagonal shaped gold crown is topped with the signature Cartier blue cabochon stone.

The genuine brown alligator strap has a push-button deployment clasp for added convenience. Premium Swiss-made automatic movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. Men’s watch is 33mm wide, 11mm thick and is water-resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet.

Complimentary shipping and returns are included on all domestic purchases within the continental United States at TheWatchery.com.

Innovative Cartier Dimensions

Cartier is one of the most prominent and recognized jewelers in the world today. From breathtaking diamond jewelry of the highest quality and clarity to premium leather goods, the name Cartier represents the highest level of quality and prestige.

The Cartier brand also holds a unsurmountable position in the world of fine timepieces. Cartier is the first brand to introduce a wristwatch. In 1904, Louis Cartier designed a wristwatch as a favor to pilot Alberto Santos Dumont, which he could wear on his wrist when flying. Pocket watches at the time were too cumbersome to handle when up in the air.CARTIER-W3108555-PO

In 1933, Cartier was commissioned by Pasha of Marrakech to create a timepiece suitable for swimming. The first Pasha wristwatch featured a protective locking cap on the crown that prevented water from entering the case and mechanical mechanism inside. Several years later, Cartier released the Pasha to the world and this innovative timepiece set the stage for water-resistant watch technology for years to come.

The Cartier Pasha is still in production today in updated models with larger, more strapping dimensions and a variety of different styles. You’ll find an excellent selection of Cartier Pasha watches for both men and women at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com.

The Cartier Pasha Automatic Chronograph for men is an excellent choice. This exemplary crafted men’s watch has a premium grade stainless steel case, highly polished to a mirror-bright patina. An exhibition skeleton caseback lets you see the intricate mechanical movement inside. The handsome black alligator strap closes with a deployment clasp featuring the signature Cartier buckle.

The protective crown cap is topped with the signature Cartier blue sapphire cabochon stone. The stationary bezel encircles the white dial with three subdials, blue sword hands and baton hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour subdials.

Chronograph is 42mm in diameter, 12mm thick and is water-resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

Complementary delivery and returns are included on all domestic US purchases at TheWatchery.com.

Red Carpet Luxury…

The Academy Awards took place this past weekend and the film Birdman emerged as the big winner taking home four Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay along with Best Cinematography. The Grand Budapest Hotel also came away with four Oscars as well, yet all were  in the technical categories. Meanwhile Eddie Radmayne, Julianne Moore, J.K. Simmons and Patricia Arquette took the top acting honors.

While the winners were heralded throughout the globe, the major discourse regarding the Academy Awards has been the fashions seen on the nominees, presenters, entertainers and those attending the awards ceremony.

From Moore’s beaded white Chanel Haute Couture gown by Karl Lagerfeld accessorized with Chopard earrings to fellow nominee Rosamund Pike’s Givenchy Haute Couture red gown accompanied by a Lorraine Schwartz necklace, the fashions and accessories worn at the ceremony have been the main focus of media attention in the past few days.BREITLING-AB011012-C783

Fortunately for Lady Gaga, her Sound of Music tribute during the show outshined the red patent leather gloves she wore to accompany her white Alaia gown on the red carpet, preceding the ceremony.

Actor John Travolta did not fare as well wearing an oversized gold neck chain instead of a traditional bow tie with his navy tuxedo.

At least the Breitling Chronomat Travolta wore at the Oscars earned him some notes of admiration. Ditto, the Cartier Pasha watch seen on presenter Jared Leto, which was received more favorably than the blue Givenchy tuxedo and white lace-up shoe ensemble he wore.

From distinguished automatic timepieces to dazzling women’s dress watches, you’ll find many of the prestigious timepieces seen on wrists of Academy Award presenters, nominees and winners at leading luxury retailer TheWatchery.com during their Red Carpet Luxury event.

Over 125 men’s and women’s watches from the best names in luxury are featured in the week-long event, including models from Breitling, Cartier, Rolex, Gucci, Bvlgari, Ulysse Nardin, Maurice Lacroix, Baume & Mercier, Bedat & Co., Corum, Bell & Ross, Raymond Weil, Oris and Rado.

You’re certain to be in the winner’s circle with a Breitling Chronomat Automatic chronograph. This outstanding Swiss-made automatic timepiece is a Certified Chronometer by the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute). The highly polished, premium grade stainless steel case is presented on the signature multi-link bracelet in lustrous stainless steel.

The unidirectional rotating bezel with engraved markers surrounds the blue dial with three subdials, luminous hands and highly stylized Roman numeral hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

A locking screw-down crown and caseback provide water-resistance to 500 meters. Chronograph is 47mm in diameter and 17mm thick.

Complementary delivery and returns are included on all domestic US purchases at TheWatchery.com.

Hollywood Time Legends

Hollywood California is the place to be this weekend as the 87th Annual Academy Awards takes place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles at 8:30 pm EST. Neil Patrick Harris will be the master of ceremony for  the three hour awards show, following in the footsteps of Ellen Degeneres, Seth MacFarlane, Billy Crystal, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin.

Presenters and entertainers Ben Affleck, Lady Gaga, Adam Levine, Anna Kendrick, Channing Tatum, John Legend, Common, Jennifer Holiday, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Chastain, Eddy Murphy and Rita Ora are scheduled to appear on Sunday evening, while award nominees Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Bradley Cooper, Reese Witherspoon, Eddie Redmayne, Marion Cottilard, Keira Knightly, Edward Norton, Emma Stone and Mark Ruffalo will be in attendance.
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We can certainly anticipate seeing the latest bespoke formal wear and haute couture fashions from leading designers Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Christian Dior, Gucci, Zac Posen and Chanel on the red carpet this Sunday evening. What’s more we can expect seeing the stars wearing glamorous jewelry from Bvlgari and Henry Winston, not to mention renowned timepieces from Cartier, Breitling, Rolex, Chopard, Bedat & Co., Hublot, IWC and Baume & Mercier.

You’ll find many of these prestigious men’s and women’s watches at luxury retailer TheWatchery.com, including the Cartier Panthere women’s diamond wristwatch in 18K white gold. Breathtaking and beset with  glamour, this timeless dress watch features the signature rounded-square shaped case in 18K white gold, polished to glistening mirror-bright patina.

The signature panthere link bracelet in 18K white gold adds to the impressive design. Shimmering round-cut diamonds, pave-set to glowing perfection brilliantly accent the rounded-square white gold bezel. A cabochon-cut diamond dramatically adorns the white gold crown. The signature off-white dial shines with blue sword hands and black Roman numeral hour markers.

Premium features include a quality sapphire crystal on top of the dial, precise Swiss-made quartz movement for time-keeping accuracy and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. Dress watch is 22mm wide and 6mm thick.

Complementary delivery and returns are included on all domestic US watch purchases at TheWatchery.com.